Archive for February, 2010


Etihad to Introduce an additional 7 Flights to Australia

Following negotiations between the Australian Government in Canberra and the United Arab Emirates, Etihad Airways has secured 7 additional weekly flights from its Abu Dhabi Airport home-base to Australia. The 7 flights can be operated to any gateway in Australia including the carrier’s current destinations of Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. A further 7 weekly flights […]

February 24, 2010 | By More

Emirates to Launch Flights to Tokyo in March 2010

7 years since launching operations to Osaka, Emirates has unveiled plans to launch direct flights from Dubai Airport to Japan’s capital city – Tokyo. Tokyo will be Emirates’ 102nd international destination which will closely follow the recent launch of operations to Durban and Luanda. With the introduction of flights to Tokyo, Emirates will offer two […]

February 23, 2010 | By More

Almaktoum Airport & Dubai World Central

Dubai World Central (DWC) is the emirate’s 140 square km mega construction project  that is twice the size of Hong Kong Island and once it is finished, it will enable the world’s largest airport (Al Maktoum Airport) to go into operation. Once completed, the $8 billion Al Maktoum International Airport, named after the late Sheikh Maktoum […]

February 10, 2010 | By More

New 10 Lane Bridge in Abu Dhabi Proves To Be a Huge Success

A 10-lane bridge and a 27km expressway linking the Port Zayed area with the Abu Dhabi-Dubai road through the fast developing Saadiyat and Yas Islands, and the Shahama district that was opened back in October last year has proved to be a huge success. The 1.4km-long Shaikh Khalifa Bridge and the highway is an alternative route […]

February 10, 2010 | By More

Miguel Angel Jimenez wins Dubai Classic

Spanish golfer Miguel Angel Jimenez has made it 3rd time lucky as he won the Dubai Desert Classic after beating European Tour No. 1 Lee Westwood in a three-hole playoff on Sunday. The 46-year-old who has twice been a runner-up in the tournament, saw his English rival miss winning putts at the first 2 holes, […]

February 7, 2010 | By More

Burj Khalifa Tower in Dubai Inaugarated

Dubai officially inaugurated the centerpiece of its decade-long construction boom to coincide with the 4th anniversary of Accession Day of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and with the surprise revelation that the world-beating 168-story skyscraper seen by some as a symbol of the city’s economic excess was even bigger than previously thought. […]

February 7, 2010 | By More